Blue Cheese, Bacon and Tre Stelle® Mascarpone Pasta
All ingredients rich and delicious are in this recipe – a mac and cheese delight for the cheese gourmand!Prep Time:
15 minutes Ready In:
30 minutes or less Serves:
Makes 4 servings
1 lb dried pasta 6 slices bacon, chopped into 1/4” pieces 2 tsp | 10 mL all purpose flour 1 shallot, peeled and finely chopped 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and minced 1/3 cup | 75 mL white wine 1 tbsp | 15 mL butter 1/2 cup | 125 mL milk 1 tub | 275 g Tre Stelle® Mascarpone 1/3 cup | 75 mL Castello® Extra Creamy Blue Cheese, crumbled 2 tbsp | 30 mL pine nuts, toasted (optional) handful of chopped parsley
In a large pot of boiling salted water, add pasta and cook until ‘al dente’. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook bacon pieces until crisp. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon, transfer to paper towels to drain. Pour off most of the residual fat and put skillet back on medium heat. Add butter, shallots and garlic and cook until shallots/garlic soften. Add wine and continue to cook for approximately 5 to 8 minutes. Stir in flour and cook until flour begins to brown. Add milk, stirring often until mixture thickens. Add Mascarpone and Blue Cheese and cook until cheese melts; approximately 5 minutes. Remove from heat, add bacon pieces, parsley and pine nuts, and pour onto cooked pasta, stir and serve.